Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
urging people to get out to vote, but romney is doing the same. >> i remember michelle obama was telling college kids to register for absentee ballots. >> and at rallies, they had the application in you haven't registered to vote. >> beth, there's the a.p. report that florida democrats have filed a federal lawsuit asking for the early voting period to be extended. that ended yesterday after rick scott refused to extend. . does this have the potential to turn into another election battle like we saw in 2000 which means florida all over again? >> well, i think it depends on how close the race is on election night. if it is as close as we think it might be and it doesn't go obama's way on tuesday night, i think they will definitely see a lot of hack ls being raised by the democrats. the lines yesterday were as slong as five and six hours. and that's partly because they did cut back the number of days available for people to vote in person before election day. >> going from florida to ohio, might we have a similar problem with the provilgs votes if we don't wake up and know what's up? >> it'
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
, michelle obama would be 5. if you lay these over in ohio, what the republicans believe the obama campaign has done is banked a lot of their high propensity vote who were going to show up anyway. what they're trying to do is call the low propensity voters in ohio and turn out a hire percentage of their high propensity voters on election day. the obama campaign acknowledges some of the folks banking now are probably closer to the high propensity scale. they do believe there'll be enough of a firewall particularly in northern ohio to get that state across the finish line. >> shira, there's a new tampa bay times, bay news, "miami herald" poll mitt romney leading by 6 points. however our poll, the nbc marist poll shows the president leading by two. we're all scratching our heads here. what do you make of these polls and the difference between them? >> well, it's obvious that both campaigns still view it as a battle ground. we can see that by where they put their money. the obama campaign made a renewed effort, i guess you could call it a final push in florida by buying up more ad time there. i
Nov 10, 2012 4:00am PST
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Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> boats on the sidewalk as a backdrop. thank you very much, michelle franzen. >>> now to politics. just three days to go until the election. the latest nbc news poll show an extremely tight race between president obama, mitt romney. in the key swing states of ohio and florida, that's where both candidates have been spending a lot of their time. joining me now is mark murray, nbc news senior political editor, and edo keith congressional reporter for "the washington post." hi, guys, ready to go? >> good morning. >> how you feeling? >> let's talk about these polls you put out there, mark. what did you find in florida, and ohio? >> well, in ohio, president obama has a six-point advantage among likely voters. 51% to 45%. in florida, it's closer. president obama at 49% among likely voters. yet mitt romney at 47% among likely voters. one thing that is helping president obama is that early vote, the overwhelming number of people who've already voted early say that they are backing president obama. mitt romney has a little bit of a better score over obama on the economy. in florida, but in ohio